Published On: Sun, May 6th, 2018

Bandits Massacre Gwaska Villagers, 45 Bodies Recovered

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By News Investigators – Not less 45 persons have confirmed dead in Gwaska village in Birnin-Gwari local government, Kaduna state, following attacked by armed bandits.

The attack took place Saturday night in Gwaska village was said to have been carried out by yet to be identified assailants who invaded the village leaving tears, blood and sorrow on its wake.

Report says “death toll may rise as many bodies are likely to be found in the bush by vigilantes and volunteers numbering 500 who are on search and rescue mission in the area, with assistance of soldiers.

“The tensed atmosphere and untidy nature of the village environment necessitate the evacuation of forty-five bodies discovered for burial rites in Birnin-Gwari town,” one of the vigilantes told journalist.

Another report quoted Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, as saying that over 150 personnel have already been deployed to the area as directed by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Sunday.

“Yes 45 people were confirmed dead and as we speak the state command have already deployed 150 policemen to the area to provide security.

“We will also deploy another 200 police officers by next week to help protect lives and property in Birnin Gwari. We are doing everything possible to secure the area,” Mr. Iwar said.

 

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